Are You Adam?
Adam is the epitome of love, health, wellness and sexual awareness to Men who have Sex with Men. Adam is an Inspiration to MSM to enjoy safe sexual practices and get tested every 3 months.
Are You MSM ?
Most MSM are sexually attracted to and fall in love with other men. However, many male sex workers, for example, have no real interest in other men. Other MSM, such as soldiers, students, prisoners, seafarers, see sex with other men only as a sexual outlet.
For MSM sexual feelings toward men are normal and natural. These feelings emerge when they are boys and usually continue throughout life. Many MSM are also likely to identify as bisexual, more than 70% of MSM have female partners at some point of their lives.
You may not know what to call your sexual feelings, you don’t have to rush to decide how to label yourself right now. Sexual identity develops over time. Most adolescent boys are intensely sexual during the years around puberty ( usually between 11 to 15 years old) when the body starts changing and hormones are flowing. Sexual feelings might be so strong that they are not directed toward particular people or situations but seem to emerge without cause. Most MSM find that overtime their attraction towards boys and men gets more and more clearly focused. By age 16 or 17, some MSM begin thinking about what to call themselves, while others need more clarity on the subject. Try answering the following questions to yourself-
-When you dream or fantasize sexually, is it about boys or girls?
- Have you ever had a crush or been in love with a man or a boy?
- Are your feelings for men and boys clear?
If your answers to these questions are not clear, don’t worry. You will be more certain in time of your sexual identity. Only you will know how to label your sexual identity.
Irrespective of your sexual identity, all sexually active people need to be aware of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)—the virus that causes AIDS—as well as other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Being gay will not infect you with HIV, but certain sexual practices and certain drug use behaviors can put you at risk for infection with HIV. HIV/AIDS is incurable, but it is preventable!